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Education ProgramsĀ 

Faculty within the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery share their expertise and passion for discovery through classroom instruction, hands-on clinical experiences, and opportunities to publish original research. As the premier specialists for neurosurgical disorders in Indiana, these surgeon educators provide the only academic and clinical training program for neurosurgery in the entire state to prepare the next generation of neurosurgeons. The department offers educational opportunities for medical students, a seven-year neurosurgical residency program and several subspecialty fellowships.

MD Program

For medical students interested in gaining experience in neurological surgery, IU School of Medicine offers a clerkship rotation for third-year and fourth-year students and other advanced electives. The Julius M. Goodman Scholarship is available to fourth-year med students interested in pursuing neurological surgery as a specialty. All students are considered for the scholarship; no application process applies.


IU School of Medicineā€™s Neurological Surgery residency training is a competitive seven-year program that provides opportunities to experience extensive clinical practice and take responsibility for the care of adults and children with neurological surgery problems in settings that cover a diverse socioeconomic and cultural population of patients.
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IU School of Medicine offers an ACPNF Fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery as well as subspecialty fellowships in neuro-oncology, spine, skull base/ vascular, endovascular and neuro critical care that are approved by the Society of Neurological Surgeons Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training Council. Fellows are exposed to a high clinical volume, research opportunities, educational conferences, a cadaveric and microanastomosis laboratory, and state-of-the-art neurosurgical equipment.